The Trump family will finally be one again as the first lady Melania Trump has moved into the White House with her son Barron. Previously, President Trump and his wife Melania were commuting to and from Washington D.C. to New York to be with each other. They are now under the same roof as the first lady moved into the White House on Sunday June 11, with 11-year-old Barron.

For the first several months, the first lady resided in her original home i.e. Trump Tower in New York so that her son could finish the ongoing school year. It was the first time in the history of American presidency that the President and the first lady lived apart.

On Sunday, June 11, Melania Trump took to her official @FLOTUS Twitter account to announce her arrival at the White House.

Accompanying the tweet was view of the Washington Memorial Monument from the White House. She captioned the picture, “Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home!”

First lady moves in to her new home

The first lady’s communications director Stephanie Grisham confirmed the news via Twitter and shared that the first lady and her son will be officially moving to DC. While entering the White House after disembarking from the Marine One helicopter, President Trump held his wife's hand, while 11-year old Barron strolled beside his parents. Dressed in a pale blue t-shirt with the words “The Expert” written on it, he looked like any teenager his age.

As it is unusual for the first lady and the President to live apart, particularly at the beginning of the term, some reports labeled this unusual move as “unprecedented” and described it as breaking a tradition.

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After the swearing-in ceremony for the President, Melania and Barron stayed back in New York while Trump settled down in the White House.

Why did the two stay apart?

The decision to stay apart temporarily was taken so that Barron could finish his school year at the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, which is located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. After shifting to the White House, he will attend the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School located in Maryland. St. Andrew’s is a private school and Barron will start his new term in 2018.

In a statement, Melania Trump said she chose St Andrew’s Episcopal school because “it is known for its diverse community and commitment to academic excellence”.

The Guardian reported that Not since John F Kennedy’s presidency has a first son called the White House home.